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1Characterized by or tending to concession.‘we must look for a more concessive approach’
- ‘But whatever effect the increasingly combative climate of post-war Britain had on most 1940s poets, I feel that Graham separated himself from that, and his course was neither reactive nor concessive.’
- ‘There are concerns that Beijing and Seoul, both of which show some understanding toward Pyongyang, may call for an assurance that is too concessive.’
- ‘The government's concessive draft for partial opening of the education sector is encountering mounting resistance not only from academic circles but also from civic groups.’
- ‘For this purpose, a strategy of cooperative and concessive negotiation (CCN) is proposed in this paper.’
- ‘There are other odd sounding concessive knowledge claims.’
- ‘The mood in the Garden to alien seeds is not concessive but combative.’
- ‘The peasants' demands for land, bread, and peace were initially addressed by means of a highly concessive peace treaty with the Germans (the Treaty of Brest - Litovsk), and the redistribution of the landed estates.’
- ‘Yet they played the best fare on view, but found the Old Leighlin defence in no concessive mood; blocking several shots which could have, in cricket terms, called for a declaration long before the interval.’
(of a preposition or conjunction) introducing a phrase or clause denoting a circumstance which might be expected to preclude the action of the main clause, but does not (e.g. in spite of, although).
- ‘This bleached-out concessive or emphatic as such seems to be what Charles Bernstein meant to use in writing an article entitled " Against National Poetry Month As Such’.’
- ‘Details of the concordance data are given, broken down in broad categories (concessive conjunction bien que, resultative conjunction si bien que, adverb + completive, etc.).’
- ‘Engelbrecht carefully, meticulously goes through the possibilities surrounding Luther's use of the concessive conjunction in this passage.’
- ‘The final episode started with an explanation for the mystery, but if you thought this was designed to be a closing episode, guess again. and the same thing is also often found with prenominal concessive modifiers.’
- 2.1 (of a phrase or clause) introduced by a concessive preposition or conjunction.
- ‘The force of a concessive sentence is thus very different from that of a conditional sentence.’
- ‘Therefore, a concessive clause must be part of a complex sentence with an independent clause.’
- ‘I don't think I ever read a flame mail where two concessive sentences made any coherent statement that didn't involve the misspelling of the word ‘fag’.’
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